Does eating cheese give you nightmares?

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Nightmares may be caused by many different factors, including snacks such as cheese or meals containing cheese eaten late at night. As food increases one's metabolism, the brain may become more active and trigger a nightmare, according to WebMD.

Some attribute the idea of cheese causing nightmares to "A Christmas Carol," the Charles Dickens tale in which Ebenezer Scrooge blames his nightmares on his consumption of cheese. A series of reports in Britain suggested that area cheeses served as catalysts for different types of dreams. However, surveys used to formulate these claims were administered by the British Cheese Board, according to the BBC.

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In my opinion,sugar has a bad influence on brain and of course ice creams contains lot of sugar. Eating a lot of sugar before going to sleep, causes your brain to become overactive.
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Its because of the tryptophan in it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptophan
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Cheese really can give you nightmares: 1 of the essential amino acids contained in cheese - tryptophan - has been associated with strange sleep patterns.
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